After going into isolation for a few weeks after he shared "bye, I left" on Twitter May 19, Bad Bunny has finally broken his silence and spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Amid nationwide protests following the senseless murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer, the "lyrical" statement comes after people questioned his silence on the matter given that he has been vocal against trans issues and politics. Back in September, he was on the front line when Puerto Ricans demanded the ousting of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. He is also one of the top artists in his genre, Reggaeton, which was created by Black roots.
In a poignant statement titled "Forgive Me" published in TIME magazine, Bad Bunny apologizes for not having spoken out sooner,
"I can’t even believe this is still happening. Maybe it’s because I’ve always seen people’s hearts and, in my house, I was always taught that we are all the same regardless of race, religion and surname; that we are all brothers/sisters. I SWEAR I don’t feel well, and I don’t think I can express myself properly."
His statement with TIME magazine has since had fans conflicted.
Bad Bunny also stated that, “There are artists who only upload a photo or a basic message just to calm public pressure or to look ‘good'. Not me… I want to go deeper..." No further statements or actions have yet been shared from the reggaeton star. You can read his full lyrical statement here.